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Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.Location: 10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala. Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.Around the reservoir of the dam are gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake.Getting there:Nearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 7 kmNearest airport: Coimbatore, 55 km from Malampuzha DamMain Attractions Entrance Garden Yakshi Garden Japanese Garden Upper Garden and viewpoint Cable car ride Fish shaped acquarium Toy train for kids Fantasy Park Spiced fruits camp Excellent Trekking tracks River baths
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  • Good place to visit with family/friends. Good garden, good dam. Maintained neatly. Don't miss ropeway ride. Also, enjoy the beautiful lights at evening. Rock garden is another attraction of malampuzha...  more »
  • this Dam is good and big,evening would be best time to visit by boat rides also available and not much rush you can ride any time and easily availsble.open till 8 pm.last entry @7:30. you would need a...  more »
  • It is a dam in a shape of Arc and you can enjoy the wind and scenic western ghats from the top the dam.good place to visit in palakkad district. better to visit on evenings.